Hi, I'm Tricia and here are stories for my future memoir.
Despite how hot Iron Man is, Captain America is my all-time favorite avenger. Just when I was finally coming to terms with the idea that I might not catch Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters, my family and I watched it yesterday.
The film was so good. I think it was able to successfully combine depth with commercial value. Thumbs up! I’m with Steve until the end of the line. (*wink wink*)
So anyway, the story I really meant to tell is this: You know that flashback scene of Steve and Bucky and Bucky was telling Steve how he’s always there for him and that he’ll be with him until the end of the line? Yeah, that touching scene? Well, my brother Vicoy just had to open his mouth right at that moment while the whole cinema was quiet and overwhelmed with that heartwarming “awww” moment.
With everyone focused on the scene, Vicoy turned to our Kuya and asked him in a hilariously sarcastic tone of voice, "Nalolongkot ka?" (This is a long-standing inside joke of us siblings.)
How dare him distract us all from that scene! You’d think he’d at least try to whisper it but no, it was loud-for-theaters loud. I literally had to bite the insides of my cheeks so as not to laugh out loud. And you can just imagine how harder it was for our Kuya to refrain from laughing! Hahaha! It was hilarious! The “aww” silence in the cinema was automatically replaced with an awkward silence. It got so awkward that a guy from one of the upper rows just had to put an ice-breaker courtesy of his very crunchy cough. Hahaha! That’s when I totally lost it and let out a suppressed laughter.
I think my brothers and I just made history yesterday. It was so funny I can’t fully re-live and capture it in words. I can imagine us telling and re-telling that story during family gatherings in years and years to come and until the end of the line. (*wink wink*)
So me and my family were at the mall yesterday and while we were inside the restaurant and I was busy with my food, my brother kept saying, “Ate, si Saab. Ate, si Saab.” I was, of course, confused, but then I looked out the window and there she was! Basa-basa pa yung buhok haha (Blow dry? Ain’t nobody got time for that!) and happily walking with her cutie pie Jim (Spoiler: He’s cuter in person!). I couldn’t naman go out of the restaurant and go after her like a certified stalker so I just looked at her and smiled to myself because I couldn’t believe I just saw my favorite blogger and life peg, Saab. Haha! So anyway, kain kain kami. Afterwards, we decided to watch Captain America. I wasn’t supposed to go with my brothers to buy the tickets but I insisted and I’m so glad I did. Because on the way to the cinema, we heard a band playing inside one of the stores and by then I already had a gut feel that it was Saab and her band Cheats. So of course I went in and ohmygoodness it is her! Singing in front of a crowd. Naturally, I headed over to the impromptu mosh pit and watched their mini-gig. Cheats is awesome, I must say. At this point, my brothers left me to buy the tickets and told me they’ll just come back for me. After the gig was done and they weren’t back yet, I was sort of panicking because who’s going to take my picture with Saab? So they finished the set and she casually just strolled inside the store, with some people asking to take a photo with her. I can’t believe I even thought of not asking to take a photo with her, when she was just there, barely a foot away from me. So finally I approached her (she’s so approachable!) and asked, “Can I take a picture with you?” “Sure!” was what she said. Yay! We took a selfie haha because my brothers weren’t there yet. After the selfie, I actually told her, “I’m so happy!” and she gave a little husky, almost shy laugh. Hehe. When my brothers finally came back, Saab was still there and my younger brother wanted to have a picture with her so we came up to her. Shempre di ako pumayag na wala kaming picture together (na hindi selfie) and hence, the photo above ;)